Menil Collection

Menil Collection

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Houston, TX 77006


William N. Copley: The World According to CPLY

Menil Collection

February 19 - July 24, 2016

An exhibition surveying the career of artist William Copley. The show traces Copley's stylistic developments from the early 1950s to the 1990s. Also included in the exhibition are works formerly owned by Copley by artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Meret Oppenheim, among others.

The Precarious

Menil Collection

December 16 - May 1, 2016

An exhibition that highlights collages and works inspired by collage in the Menil Collection. The show contains works by Gene Charlton, Sari Dienes, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Tuttle, and Danh Vo and is curated by David Breslin, Chief Curator of the Menil Drawing Institute.

The Secret of the Hanging Egg: Salvador Dalí at the Menil

Menil Collection

November 5 - June 20, 2016

Salvador Dalí’s 1932 painting OEufs sur le Plat sans le Plat (Eggs on a Plate without the Plate) will be hung in the Surrealist galleries. It is on an extended loan.

MicroCosmos / Details from the Carpenter Collection of Arctic Art

Menil Collection

August 29 - February 21, 2016

An exhibition objects collected by Adelaide de Menil and late anthropologist Edmund Carpente. This is the first exhibition of this body of work and includes works that vastly vary in scale. Many of the objects are made of walrus ivory and are carved to represent various scenes from daily life and mythology. MicroCosmos is curated by Sean Mooney, Curator of the Edmund Carpenter Collection.


Buñuel and Dalí Films

A night of films by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí. Co-presented by the Menil Collection and Aurora Picture Show.

The Precarious

An exhibition that highlights collages and works inspired by collage in the Menil Collection. The show contains works by Gene Charlton, Sari Dienes, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard...

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Lecture: Thomas J. Lax

A lecture by Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement winner and associate curator in the Department of Media and Performance Art at MoMA, Thomas J. Lax.

Toward a Digital Menil

A talk with four Menil Collection curators–Paul Davis, Clare Elliott, Toby Kamps, and Michelle White–in which they’ll discuss their selections for the museum’s upcoming website...

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William Camfield on Francis Picabia

Art scholar William A. Camfield discusses the work of pioneering artist Francis Picabia and signs copies of the just-published Francis Picabia: Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 1,...

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James Nares: Street

The ultimate street photography! James Nares captured 16 hours of footage on the streets of Manhattan from a moving car. Using a high-def camera, typically...

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6th Annual MenilFest

MenilFest takes over the Menil Campus for a day of free art and entertainment.

Vivian L. Smith Symposium: Materiality and Postwar Art

Exploring material connections between American abstraction and European figuration in the postwar period. Symposium speakers: Katrina Bartlett-Rush, Dr. Kent Minturn, Dr. Alexander Potts, and Dr. Richard Shiff. Moderator: Roja Najafi. 

BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer)

A world-wide series of one-night exhibitions, BYOB invites artists to bring their own “beamers” (projectors) and explore the medium of moving images. BYOB allows participants...

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Lee Bontecou: Drawn Worlds

Throughout her career, Bontecou has created drawings as a component of her artistic practice,  in relation to the sculptures for which she is renowned, and...

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